Proposed bill would decrease requirements for community paramedics in Alabama

WAFF 48's Matthew King reporting
WAFF 48's Matthew King reporting
Published: May. 15, 2023 at 9:12 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Lawmakers are attempting to address a state-wide shortage of first responders by introducing a new bill.

Currently in Alabama, to become a community paramedic, applicants must have a two-year degree and complete paramedic training. If House Bill 417 passes, aspiring community paramedics would no longer have to have a degree.

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